Finance

Publicis Groupe boss Maurice Levy plans a spending spree in China

Publicis Groupe boss Maurice Levy says he wants 30 per cent of the company’s earnings to come from emerging markets like China and Brazil in the next few years and, to that end, intends “to make some acquisitions in China.” ...

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Ever-acquisitive MDC Partners buys 60 per cent of hot shop Anomaly

There’s no holding Canada-based MDC Partners and the ambitious marcoms groups has followed its purchase of a minority stake in LA’s 72andSunny with a deal to buy 60 per cent of controversial integrated agency Anomaly, based in New York and ...

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Arianna Huffington the big winner as AOL buys Huffington Post for $315m

One-time market-leading ISP AOL has been trying to reinvent itself as an online content provider since it split from Time Warner in 2009 and now CEO Tim Armstrong has bet the ranch on Arianna Huffington and her Huffington Post, the ...

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Suddenly there’s a threat to BSkyB’s mountain of money – pub landlady Karen Murphy from Portsmouth

According to the accepted wisdom British pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB has made its big investments in programme rights (particularly football), technology (HD and 3-D) and marketing (ten million customers) and all that’s left is for it to count the money. Which ...

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Is Rupert Murdoch just too old for this The Daily new media lark?

Well if you look at this presentation for the launch of his new iPad paper The Daily you might come to that conclusion. Editor Jesse Angelo does a good job, clearly understanding all of it and then Rupe himself emerges ...

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Freshly-armed with £200m Lovefilm ambitious Amazon takes aim at Netflix

Amazon, which at one time was an online bookshop, seems to be taking on the world, taking aim at US film streaming market leader Netflix shortly after buying UK film rental outfit Lovefilm for £200m. Amazon is spreading its wings ...

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AA’s Tim Lefroy snubs ‘big society’ offer from government advisers Sorrell and Lane Fox

We’re reading between the lines here of course but WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell and woman-about-everything-new-media Martha Lane Fox are advising the coalition government on its communications policy, in particular its desire to get more bang for its bucks (or, ...

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